Pilgrim's Sustainability Report

2021 Pilgrim's Sustainability Report

An Appetite for Good

Pilgrim’s is known as one of the world’s leading providers of poultry, retail-ready and prepared foods. As proud as we are to make high-quality food that millions of people put on their plates every day, it’s just as important that we do so in ways that meet the expectations of our stakeholders, customers, consumers and the communities we call home. 


While our goals and efforts are constantly evolving, our vision remains consistent—to be the best and most respected company in our industry, creating the opportunity of a better future for our team members.

This year, we’re proud to share the latest on how we balance our stakeholder expectations with doing right by our people, planet and communities for future generations. 


Driving Business Forward Responsibly

Our 2030 goals are set against a 2019 baseline and cover our global operations

Reaching Net Zero by 2040

Pilgrim’s is the first major global protein company to set a net-zero GHG emissions by 2040 target, covering scope 1, scope 2, and scope 3 emissions. 

Approach and Progress

  1. A Message from Our President and CEO

    It’s been an exciting year for Pilgrim’s and our sustainability progress. Read highlights from 2021 to learn how we’re positively impacting families around the globe.

  2. 01/08

    Who We Are

    As a leading food company, Pilgrim’s has provided wholesome, high-quality food products to customers and consumers for more than seven decades.

  3. 02/08

    Team Members

    The success of our company starts with our people. We focus on providing a safe and well-managed workplace that presents the best opportunities for our team members to thrive.

  4. 03/08

    Customers and

    We produce safe, nutritious, healthy, high-quality food products for consumers around the globe. We are proud to provide choices that meet nutritional needs and ethical expectations.

  5. 04/08


    We’re committed to helping society meet the challenge of sustainability in a responsible manner by improving the efficiency of our operations and minimizing our environmental footprint.

  6. 05/08

    Animal Care

    Animal welfare is embedded in the framework of our culture. Our business begins with the well-being of our livestock and poultry, and we are dedicated to ensuring their humane treatment, handling and slaughter. 

  7. 06/08


    We have a long history of partnering with non-profit organizations in local communities, and each of our facilities encourages its team members to be active stewards of their community.

  8. 07/08


    Our vendors are part of Pilgrim’s supply chain and contribute to our overall sustainability. We work with farm partners of all sizes to ensure the highest quality products.

  9. 08/08

    About This Report

    The goal of our Sustainability Report is to provide a transparent account of our sustainability management approach and performance. This report has been prepared in accordance with multiple standards, including GRI, SASB and ISS. 

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